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Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Ilha do Faial

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Railway and landscape maps of Ilha do Faial area

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City tours, excursions and tickets in Ilha do Faial and surroundings

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Today, three international air harbors are operational in Portugal. The central airport in Portugal is Portela’s airport in Lisbon. It is located near the capital, so tourists will not have any problems with a trip to the city. There buses run different routes, and there are taxis on standby at the exit from the terminal. The airport has well developed infrastructure. On its territory you will find one of the largest duty-free shops in all of Portugal, souvenir shops and food stores. There are also several free children’s rooms, in which families with children can occupy their kids before their flight. … Open

Nature and parks of Portugal

Park “Bukasu” located on the west of Serra da Estrela, is a former territory of the monastery carefully guarded by the monks of the Order of the Carmelites since the 17th century. Age-old cedars brought to the country from Goan are abundantly planted on the huge territory (more than 400 hectares) of the monastery. In addition to the relict trees, the park has about 400 species of rare plants. The center of the reserve is the San Mamede Ridge, a habitat for bears. The protected natural area is a traditional place for eco-tourism popular in the modern world. … Open

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Our guide to Ilha do Faial

Ilha do Faial sightseeing

Ilha do Faial is the volcanic island situated in the heart of the Azores archipelago. It constantly attracts yachtsmen from all over the world, as well as fans of beach recreation and eco-tourism. Hydrangeas that can be seen literally everywhere are considered hallmarks of the island. Ilha do Faial owes its unofficial name, Blue Island, to its beautiful flowers. Ilha do Faial is the leader of the archipelago by the … Open

Cultural excursion through Ilha do Faial - things to see

You should visit the Caldera crater. This is a protected area today. A unique relict beech forest has been preserved here. The crater is huge. There are several small but very picturesque lakes at its bottom. A 10km long walking route runs along the edge of the crater. A magnificent view of the bottom and surrounding area opens from its edge. If there is no fog, you can see the neighboring Pico Island and the city … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Apartment hotels are widespread on the island, while beach hotels are very popular among tourists. One of the most upscale hotels on the island is Fayal Resort situated in the secluded area of Horta, away from the bustle of the main streets. The vast territory of the hotel is suitable for various activities. Here you can go sunbathing on one of the spacious pool terraces, devote a day to sports entertainment or wine … Open

Attractions and active leisure

You should go diving. There are interesting places for diving almost on every island of the archipelago including Faial. You can see a rich underwater world, volcanic mountains, and unusual caves and reefs formed as a result of eruptions. The conditions on the island are perfect for both experienced scuba divers and beginners. You can rent the equipment. You can choose a location in advance by monitoring the dive … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Ilha do Faial cuisine is based on the traditions of Portuguese cooking and seafood, of course. Fish and seafood are the basis of most of the national dishes of the Azores Archipelago. You can taste different types of tuna, mackerel, marlin, lobster, and shrimp here. You should order grilled meat or grilled fish. These two dishes will be delicious. You should also taste the local soups. Turnip soup deserves special … Open

Traditions and mentality of Ilha do Faial

If you talk to the residents, you will hear a lot of stories about whalers. The fact is that whaling was very common among the islanders only a few years ago. Sperm whales and whales were hunted even from an ordinary fishing boat. Whaling is forbidden here today, as it is almost everywhere else in the world. The subject of the slave trade is not popular here. Locals are ashamed of such a past. They prefer not to … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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